Lithium Batteries articles

Frustration Mounts for Lithium Battery Shippers

In the October Issue of Battery Connections Magazine, we explore the the continuing challenges faced by professionals and organizations who are trying to make sense of the rules of so many stakeholders: (see pages 28-29). If having trouble viewing, see PDF here.

Shippers of Lithium Batteries and Equipment Experience Delays as New Air Transport Requirements Take Effect

Newly enacted regulations for transporting lithium batteries and lithium battery-powered equipment are causing various holdups due to a lack of awareness among some shipping and transport personnel. New requirements for shipping lithium batteries and lithium battery-powered equipment under the new 2013-2014 International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions on the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods (ICAO

Will the New ICAO 2013-2014 Lithium Battery Regulations Be Adopted Domestically?

Those of us involved in the hazardous materials shipping industry have closely followed developments related to lithium battery regulations over the past few years due to the significance of their impact. Nearly every company ships lithium batteries or equipment containing lithium batteries at some point, whether it is their primary business or because they simply

2013 A.I.R. Shipper Includes Changes to Lithium Battery Provisions, Package Quantity Rules

Production of the 2013 AIR Shipper is coming along.  Odd years mean we’re including ICAO updates, so we’ll be featuring a black cover this time out. If you’re piloting a helicopter up in Alaska, you need to pay attention to this one!  Of course, there are lots of other changes the ordinary dangerous goods shipper

US Postal Service Prohibits International Shipments of Lithium Batteries

Effective yesterday, the United States Postal Service (USPS) amended its mailing standards, the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), to incorporate provisions prohibiting the outbound international mailing of lithium batteries and devices containing lithium batteries. The move brings the USPS international mailing standards in line with recent actions by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the

ICAO Considering Tighter Restrictions for Shipments of Lithium Batteries

While the International Civil Aviation Organization Dangerous Goods Panel recently declined to implement more stringent rules for shipping lithium batteries, the group has agreed to convene a special session early next year, at which time it is expected they will reconsider the matter. Last month, the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) considered a working paper